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Infographic Breaking Down the Costs of Globally Going Green


I typically don’t post infographics but found this one from Quick Quid to be very interesting and quite throughly researched. We need to wake up out of our selfish slumber of non-renewable greed and start to put our children and grandchildren’s future ahead of our own pursuit of power and wealth. Needless to say I […]

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Japan Commits $470M for “Ice Wall” to Stop Fukushima Leaks


Government officials announced yesterday that the equivalent of $473 million has been allocated to construct a subterranean “ice wall” around the Fukushima nuclear reactors, using pipes filled with -40 Celsius coolant, to prevent contaminated water from coming into contact with groundwater. The technique has only been used on a small scale before, and not for […]

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Eco-Friendly Universities Are Leading the Way to Sustainability in the U.S.


Educating young people in how to go green is a great step in the right direction toward an eco-friendly future. We can tell students to read on a website that renewable energy and eating organically are good for the environment. We can design buildings on paper that are made with recyclable materials and energy-efficient systems. […]

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Designing on a Budget


Whether you’re looking to refurnish your current flat or have moved into a new place and need some new things to fill the space, decorating can be exciting and loads of fun. However, it can also cost quite a bit of money if you’re not careful. With a little bit of legwork, however, you can […]

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How Sustainable Were the London 2012 Summer Olympics?


London and the United Kingdom put a great deal of effort in making the 2012 Summer Olympics as sustainable as humanly possible. The latest installment of the Olympics are already being called the most sustainable in history, and that title is exactly what the city of London was hoping to achieve. The 2012 Olympics will […]

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A How-To Guide For Rainwater Harvesting


Rainwater collection is quickly gaining popularity throughout the world. In some drought-prone areas of the United States, rainwater harvesting systems have become mandatory for new homes and businesses. With some basic knowledge, enjoying the benefits of this popular trend is affordable and easy. The Basics of Rainwater Collection Depending on your intended use for the […]

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California Kelp Contaminated by Fukushima Radiation


Ocean fallout from the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan last year made it all the way to the California coast line, according to information recently released from scientists at CSU. Kelp samples were collected off Orange County, Santa Cruz and other coastal areas after the 2011 accident and the samples all contained radioactive iodine. The […]

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Largest Solar Storm in 10 Years Reaches Earth


On Tuesday, an enormous solar flare erupted from our sun and expanded as it moved away from the surface and rushed outwards. The charged particles from the flare are flying at 4 million miles per hour, and they smacked into Earth today. Scientists were concerned that the storm could disrupt electrical systems and global positioning […]

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Arctic Ice Cap Melting At Record Rate


According to a scary new report from NASA, the oldest and thickest Arctic sea ice is melting away at a more rapid rate than the thinner ice at the edges of the Arctic ice cap. In the study, which was led by Joey Comiso, senior scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Comiso says: “The […]

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Three Canadians, Including 9-Year-Old Boy, Rescued Off Coast of Hawaii


Three Canadians are safe and sound in Hawaii Thursday after a giant container ship rescued them from the pacific during a raging storm the night before. Brad James, 32, his nine-year-old son West and Brad’s brother, Mitch, were all rescued 450 kilometers northeast of Hilo, Hawaii traveling from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico on their sailboat named […]

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